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In September and October, Salina Public Library invites you
and the rest of Salina to read “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan.
The library has scheduled several events in conjunction with the
community-wide read, but invites you to create your own events
and discussions with your coworkers, neighbors, families and friends.

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Young adult author to visit library

July 1, 2014 – On July 10, Kansas City-area author Regina Sirois will give the presentation “Book Voyage: Where Words Take Us” at Salina Public Library. Readers old and young are invited on this literary adventure at 6:30 p.m. in the Prescott Room.

Sirois’s first young adult novel,  “On Little Wings” won the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was honored by the American Booksellers Association on the Summer ’13 Kids Indie Next List as a book for teen readers. She will tell the story of how her novel ended up on the front page of Amazon and the strange journey she’s been on ever since.

Sirois visits numerous schools helping children to overcome their fear and dread of writing and encouraging them to be brave readers. Her presentation will be appropriate for adults and children 12 and older.

“On Little Wings” tells the story of Jennifer who, led by the discovery of an old photo, embarks on a quest that takes her from the wheat fields of Nebraska to the fishing town of Smithport, Maine. She hopes to unlock the secrets of her mother’s past. Jennifer needs help from Nathan, the genius with the reluctant smile from across the cove; Little, the elderly town matriarch and former movie star; and The Jacks, three weathered fishermen who dabble in pyrotechnics. As Jennifer discovers the lost chapters of her mother’s life, she unwittingly begins to write a few chapters of her own.

Copies of “On Little Wings” will be for sale and Sirois will be available to sign books.

For more information, please contact Angela Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 825-4624, ext. 224, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.

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